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Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:52 am

now that i want to change to a new blade, the old one won't come out. it wiggles back and forth, but that's about it. anyone else run into this problem.

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Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:01 am

Hopefully someone with versatool experience can answer your question as I do not use one.

But.....
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Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:15 am

Hey unclejune welcome !!!

The blade is actually riveted into a base that screws into the
versatool holder. Use a pair of pliers to unscrew the blade assembly.
I keep a pair of pliers near-by when I use the hot knife because the
blade will loosen up, and I will retighten it.

Hope this helps !

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Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:55 pm

thanx much, does that mean that a new assembly has to be purchased rather than just changing the blade, itself. glad i've found this site, learn something new everyday.

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Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:58 pm

Yes...If using a versa tool you must purchase a new assembly.
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Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:17 pm

rather than replace the blade, why not just sharpen it? i have had my versa for about 3 years now and i have never replaced the blade. as a matter of fact i picked up a great tip on reshaping the blade so i could get smaller cuts from reading these forums.
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Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:54 pm

never thought of trying to sharpen it. sometimes it's the little things that are right in front of you that some how get lost. the best place to hide something is in plain site. new to this, thank you, again

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Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:11 pm

anytime! that's what these boards are for!
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Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:31 pm

But But But ......

They never Said "versatool" Just Hot Knife.

ALL My Hot Knifes (I have 2) The Blade Screws in.
And can Be Replaced, this is not to say this is the case.

It could very well be a Versatool.

The Blade could be a Screw in and wont come out because it's Cross threaded.
Get two pairs of Pliers and See if you Can Un-scew it.
If it's that type
I got one foot in the grave, the other on a banana peel !

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Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:43 pm

versatool or not... sharpening the blade doesn't take all that long and you get a whole lot more out of each blade (sorry, i am cheap when it comes to replacing blades).
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